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Comparative Lit presents annual spring lecture series

The Department of Comparative Literature will host its second spring lecture series until Wednesday, April 21. Lectures will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. in the Garber Conference Room (LT-1506). Light refreshments will be served.
The series is dedicated to Fred Garber, distinguished professor of Comparative Literature, who retired in 2002 after 36 years of service to BU. The events are open to the campus community.
Sessions are:

Wednesday, March 3, Dora Polachek, associate professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, who will present “Brantôme, the French Wars of Religion and the Politics of Praise.”

Wednesday, March 17, Karen-edis Barzman, associate professor of Art History, who will present “Early Orientalizing: Italy and Islam.”

Wednesday, March 24, John Vernon, professor of English, who will present “The Last Canyon: a Reading from a New Novel.”

Wednesday, March 31, Stephen David Ross, professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature, who will present “Moving Images of Eternity: Powers in Difference: a Paper on Schelling Today.”

Wednesday, April 14, Nicholas Kaldis, assistant professor of Chinese, who will present “I Thought You were Han: Intra-Asian Racism in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

Wednesday, April 21, Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit, professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, who will present “The Manly Mother of the Maccabees.”

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Last Updated: 10/14/08